Happy Thursday, Maharanis! Today we have a very special couple, Sharmeen and Nafiz, this duo had two cities in their hearts and decided to celebrate their love in both Virginia and Massachusetts! Sunghye Jung Videography was lucky enough to capture the live footage throughout the entire affair. Today's lovebirds started their wedding festivities with a joyful and colorful Sangeet at the Hilton Washington Dulles, where the bride looked lovely in a metallic orange and yellow silk saree, Bridal Elegance by Suman Khosla surely knows how to beautify a bride! Their sangeet was filled with dance performances, Bollywood beats and lots of delicious food! Maharani Sharmeen and Nafiz slipped into their wedding outfits and I’m totally jealous of Maharani Sharmeen’s royal red and gold lengha, she looks absolutely stunning, Bridal Elegance by Suman Khosla is definitely an artist! Maharaja Nafiz was looking like a prince in a royal blue and gold sherwani, they look picture perfect! Yaadein Weddings transformed the Foxchase Manor into a place where only dreams are made of, filling the reception space with shades of purple, gold and turquoise creating a stage worthy of a royal couple. The guests enjoyed a delicious meal by Rangoli Indian Restaurant and satisfied their sweet tooth with a magnificent cake created by no other than Raksha’s Custom Cakes, totally wedding cake goals! Hit play and relive this magical weekend filmed by Sunghye Jung Videography and if you are like me and want to see more about this magical wedding affair, check out our Platinum Guide Blog tomorrow for Sharmeen and Nafiz’s photography feature captured by Azeem Baig Photography!

See you tomorrow, dolls!

How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"? 
We met through a mutual friend, who kept saying that we would be a good match for one another.  It took us a couple of tries to connect, but when it happened, it happened quickly! We like to say a lot of things fell in place - everything came to us at the right time. We had lived in the same city for two years and had never met. The mutual friend and I also met in a very unique set of circumstances - I had come to Boston for a social enterprise competition and met her there through my teammate.
In terms of being the "one," there was no single moment, but from the beginning, he would do what he say he would do. His verbal integrity was key for us. So important, ladies!  

Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details. 
For me, it was really about organization. I had many friends who had gotten married and I asked them questions about who they had used and what they wish they had done differently. I went to a Shaadi Showcase with my mom and that was very helpful in checking out vendors. Some friends were super helpful in giving me planning worksheets. Excel is your friend! 

What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why? 
The most enjoyable part was planning out the decorations and envisioning how they would look. Also liked picking out songs. Also liked working with my friends and the excitement of the surprise of what they were going to put together.  

What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding? 
The food! We had three different types of food at each event.  

Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Organization is key. Try to be early on booking vendors, etc.